Electric school bus ‘the future’ of transportation, officials say

The wheels on the bus still go ’round and ’round, but now they softly go “whirr-whirr-whirr,” too.

That’s because Chico Unified School District just got a brand-new, fully-electric school bus; the first of its kind for the district. The bus was fully funded by a grant from the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District, to the tune of about $400,000, said school officials.

The bus can go about 100-120 miles on a single charge, and only costs about $16 in electricity to recharge — as opposed to nearly $400 per diesel tank. That’s a savings of more than 80 percent. And, according to Brandon Bluhm, director of the new school bus division for BusSales, electric school buses are the future.

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